Civil Liberties

J.D. Tuccille, on RT, Discusses FBI Surveillance of the Occupy Movement


Last week, the American Civil Liberties Union squeezed 13 pages of documents out of the FBI, using the tried and true information-extraction technique known as a lawsuit, about federal surveillance of the Occupy movement. More documents were withheld on national security and foreign policy grounds, leaving us to gaze on tantalizing tidbits about Occupy-sponsored barbecues in Anchorage and friendly relations with union workers in Oakland. Please, Mr. Holder, can we have some more?

The overall impression left by the information in this data-extraction is that the federal government conducts surveillance operations just because it can, as a matter of reflex, and I went on RT to discuss just that.

I apologize for the deteriorating video quality as the segment progresses. Internet connections in my part of Arizona are mule-powered, and they were a bit tuckered out.